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RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS 



Winchester Super X2 Semi-automatic Siiotgun Owner's Manual 



Important instructions for 

Winchester Super X2 
Semi-automatic Shotgun 

U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc. 

344 Winchester Ave. 

New Haven, CT, U. S. A. 0651M970 

Winchester trademarks licensed from OUn Corporation. 

Use the space below to record information about your 
new Super X2 shotgun. 

Model 

Serial Number 



Purchased From 
Date of Purchase 



We sincerely hope that you are pleased with your new 
Winchester Super X2 shotgun. We at U.S. Repeating 
Arms Company thank you for the privilege of providing this 
shotgun to you. We are especially proud of the many years 
of enjoyment it is certain to provide for you and your 
family. The Super X2 is another shotgun in an over 130 
year-old tradition of producing quality firearms for the 
World's sportsmen. Quality of manufacture, design, 
craftsmanship and function are of utmost concern to us. 
We believe you'll find that your new Super X2 meets the 
Winchester tradition of quality in every way. If you have 
any questions or comments regarding your new firearm, 
please feel free write to us at our administrative offices: 

Customer Service Department 

U. S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc. 

275 Winchester Avenue 

Morgan, Utah 84050-9333 



Phone: 1-800-945-5237 



WINCHESTER 




PRINTED IN U.S.A. MF9B1 1/98062 



SHOTGUNS 



Contents Page 

Gun safety warnings 4 

General description/operation 5 

Terminology and descriptions 7 

Serial number 7 

Ammunition 7 

Magazine capacity 10 

Initial cleaning/oiling 11 

Operation of the safety 11 

Initial assembly/take down 13 

Loading procedures 15 

Unloading procedures 17 

Firing procedures 19 

In the case of a misfire 20 

Magazine plug 20 

Trigger group disassembly/reassembly 22 

Bolt disassembly/reassembly 26 

Invector® Plus threaded choke system 30 

Use of extra barrels 33 

Cleaning and maintenance suggestions 33 

Ordering parts / Service or repair 37 

Questions / Winchester-guns.com 38 



The Super X2 is truly a remarkable new shotgun — a world class 
shotgun with world class origins. Its manufacture represents an 
unprecedented collaborative effort between the traditional 
Winchester firearms manufacturing plant in New Haven, 
Connecticut and our associated plants in various European 
locations. Thus the distinctive barrel marking. In addition, 
Super X2 testing and research and development spans the globe 
from our Utah facility to Connecticut to Belgium. It is a new 
breed of Winchester from a new "global" Winchester brand. 

Every aspect of its design points toward two primary objectives: 
(1) unmatched reliability, and (2) superb handling. While it is 
true that the overall design draws on nearly a century of 
Winchester firearms shotgun experience, it is clear that this in 
an all new Winchester with performance features the most 
demanding hunters and shooters want. 

A few things to take notice of are: 

• The remarkably simple , self-adjusting, self-cleaning gas piston 
system. 

• The alloy receiver that balances weight between the hands with 
just enough barrel weight for smoothness. 

• The acclaimed Invector* Plus choke system that incorporates 
long choke tapers and a back-bored barrel for better patterns. 

• The large, exceptionally functional safety button. 

As you learn about your new Super X2 and begin shooting it, 
we're sure you'll agree its design sets new standards for reliability 
and handling performance. 



QUN SAFETY WARNINQS 



IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THESE OPERATING 
INSTRUCTIONS BE THOROUGHLY STUDIED 
BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM TO ASSURE 
PROPER AND SAFE GUN HANDLING. FAILURE 
TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS OR 
FAILURE TO OBEY ANY SAFETY WARNING 
MA Y RESUL T IN INJURY TO YOURSELF OR 
OTHERS, OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR GUN. 

As a gun owner, you accept a set of demanding responsi- 
bilities. How seriously you take these responsibilities can 
be the difference between life and death. There is no 
excuse for careless or abusive handling of any firearm. 
At all times handle your Super X2 and any other firearm 
with intense respect for its power and potential danger. 

PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE 
CAUTIONS, PROPER HANDLING PROCEDURES 
AND INSTRUCTIONS OUTLINED IN THIS 
BOOKLET BEFORE USING YOUR NEW 
FIREARM. 

1 . Do not carry a loaded gun with a live round in the 
chamber while walking, running, climbing a tree, crossing 
a fence or anywhere you might slip or fall, drop the gun 
or otherwise bump or jar the gun. A gun that is dropped, 
bumped, or jarred with a chambered round might acciden- 



tally discharge even with the safety on, causing serious 
injury to you or someone else. When a round is chambered 
keep the safety on until you are ready to shoot. 

2. Do not rely on the safety to prevent accidental 
discharge. Many safeties merely block the trigger and 
prevent firing by pulling the trigger. The safety may not 
prevent an accidental discharge due to dropping, jarring, 
or bumping a gun. 

3. Use only ammunition for which the gun is chambered 
as indicated on the barrel, to prevent excessive pressure 
and possible serious personal injury. 

4. Incorrectly reloaded ammunition can cause serious 
personal injury and damage to the firearm due to excessive 
pressure. Reload only after proper instruction and in strict 
compliance with instruction and data contained in current 
reloading manuals. 

5. Never point a gun at anything you do not intend to 
shoot. Always keep it pointed in a safe direction in case 
of accidental discharge. 

6. Always check to ensure that the barrel is free of 
obstructions before loading and using the gun. If you 
experience light recoil or off sound, check the barrel for 
an obstruction. 

7. Before firing, clean any grease or oil out of barrel with 
cleaning rod and patch. Grease or heavy accumulation of 



oil can cause excessive pressure and result in serious 
personal injury. 

8. Keep barrel, chamber and action free of rust. Rust in 
the barrel and chamber can cause excessive pressures 
resulting in serious injury. A rusted, pitted or eroded 
barrel should be replaced. 

9. Use hearing protection to prevent ear damage from 
repeated exposure to gunfire. 

10. Always use proper shooting glasses to prevent eye 
injury from flying particles. 

11. Never carry a loaded gun in a motor vehicle or carry 
one into a dwelling. Always carefully unload the gun 
before entering a motor vehicle, a dwelling or an area 
such as a camp. Always point a gun in a safe direction 
while loading or unloading to prevent serious injury in 
case of an accidental discharge. Never load in the house 
or in your vehicle. 

12. Never shoot at a hard, flat surface or at the surface 
of water to avoid a ricochet and possible serious personal 
injury to yourself or a bystander. 

13. Store gun in a clean dry place out of reach of children 
and separated from stored ammunition. 

14. Never alter any parts of your gun. Any alterations or 
adjustments that may become necessary to the operating 
mechanism should be performed by a qualified gunsmith. 



15. Hunting from elevated surfaces such as tree stands is 
dangerous. Doing so may increase the risk of handling any 
firearm. Always make certain that the stand being used is 
safe, sturdy and stable. Always make certain your firearm 
is unloaded when it is being taken up and down from the 
stand. Always make certain that your firearm is not 
dropped from the stand or dropped while it is being taken 
up or down from the stand. 

16. Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning 
firearms, or handling ammunition may result in exposure 
to lead and other substances known to cause birth defects, 
reproductive harm and other serious physical injury. Have 
adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly 
after exposure. 

Qeneral Description/Operation 

Your new Super X2 is one of several different versions and 
configurations offered. The basic operating procedures are 
the same for all of them. Where there are differences they 
are pointed out in this manual for your convenience. 

The Super X2 is a semiautomatic design that allows the 
shooter to shoot foUowup shots by merely pulling the trigger, 
firing the first shot, and then letting the gas piston system 
automatically move a shell from the magazine to the 
chamber where it is fired with a pull of the trigger. 



Receiver 



Election Port 



Vent Rib 



Buttstock 




Magazine Tube 
(inside forearm) 



Forearm 



Invector Pius 
Ctioke System' 



' Recoil Pad 



Carrier Release Button 



This can be repeated until the magazine is empty. A single 
round can also be inserted into the chamber manually or 
moved from a loaded magazine by cycling the action with 
the bolt handle. 

It is capable of shooing five shots (with the magazine plug 
removed, using 2 3/4" loads) in rapid succession with each 
pull of the trigger. 

The short stroke of the gas piston along with the snug, gas 
sealing fit of the piston rings and tight fit of the piston 
rod, limits the amount of combustion gases blown past the 
gas cylinder and into the receiver, keeping the inside of 
the receiver clean. 

This is an exceptionally advanced design that offers reliable 



function of the gas system and easy disassembly for main- 
tenance and cleaning. However, in order to keep your 
new shotgun in top condition and operating at its peak 
performance you must read, understand and follow all of 
the instructions in this manual. 

Prior to using live ammunition, familiarize yourself 
thoroughly with these operating instructions. Get 
accustomed to the feel of your new gun. Know the forces 
required to operate the action. Learn how to pull the 
trigger, and above all, know the location and operation of 
the safety. Procedures for disassembly and operation of 
various components are outlined in the sections below. 
Please read and study them thoroughly. In addition, 
always remember: 



USE THE CORRECT AMMUNITION AS REFER- 
ENCED BY THE INSCRIPTION ON THE BARREL. 

BEFORE LOADING YOUR GUN BE SURE ALL 
GREASE AND OIL HAVE BEEN REMOVED 
FROM THE BARREL AND CHAMBER, AND 
THERE ARE NO OBSTRUCTIONS. 

IMPORTANT: ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE 
POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION. 

Terminoloqy and Descriptions 

Descriptions in this manual generally refer to the gun in 
the horizontal position. That is, in the normal firing 
position. For example, the muzzle is forward or front; the 
butt stock is rearward or rear; the trigger is downward or 
underneath; the sight is upward or on top. For general 
parts terminology, refer to Figure 1. 

The Winchester Super X2 is also shown disassembled to 
the extent necessary in order to follow instructions 
contained in this book (refer to Figure 14 later in this 
manual). Figure 2 covers the general features and benefits 
of the Super X2 design. 

Throughout this manual the "action" refers to the mecha- 



nism of this shotgun which loads and secures the shell in 
the chamber. 

Serial Number 

The serial number is located on the left side of the 
receiver, just above the trigger guard. Record the serial 
number at the front of this manual for future reference. 

Ammunition 

There are several different versions of the Super X2. 
They are inscribed as follows on the receiver: 

•Magnum 3 1/2". This model is designed to shoot all 
factory field loads including 2 3/4" length field loads, 
3" Magnum loads and 3 1/2" Magnum loads. It has a 
3 1/2" chamber. (It is not designed to shoot the lightest 
factory target 7/8 oz. and 1 oz. loads.) 

• Magnum 3". This model is designed to shoot all factory 
loads from 2 3/4" target loads to 3" Magnums. This model 
has a 3" chamber. It is specifically configured to be able 
to handle down to 7/8 oz. factory ultra-light target loads. 
(It is NOT designed to shoot 3 1/2" shells.) 

Winchester ammunition is always an excellent choice for 
your new Winchester firearm, delivering the unmatched 
performance and dependability you want. 



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Super X2 Features 



Not only does the advanced alloy receiver offer the 
strength of steel, it also affords the Super X2 exceptional 
between-the-hands balance, with just the ideal barrel 
weighting for a smooth swing. 



The entire bolt assembly removes easily for 
a thorough cleaning. This is a gun designed 
for hard work under real hunting conditions. 



You get a complete selection of functional stock 
materials to choose from: composite black, 
dipped camouflage composite and walnut models. 




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The large safety button offers excellent 
convenience with both gloved and 
ungloved fingers. Plus, it Is reversible 
for left-handed shooters. 



The trigger assembly easily 
removes with a durable two-pin 
system. No tools are necessary 
and It takes just seconds to do 
maintenance and cleaning. 



Deluxe recoil pad for 
maximum comfort. 



umm 



Super X2 field guns feature our 
fully floating ventilated rib. 



The barrel is bacl(-bored for 
improved pattern performance. 




The advanced, self-cleaning gas system uses Just the 
amount of gas needed to cycle the action. Even the 3 1/2" 
Magnum model can function reliably down to 2 3/4" field 
loads. The 3" Magnum version handles all loads from 
3" Magnum down to the lightest 7/8 oz. target loads. 



Current Super X2 hunting models are fitted with the proven Invector 
Plus choke system. These longer tubes have special tapers for 
optimum patterning — plus they are specially designed for bacl(-bored 
barrels. It allows you to change chol(e constrictions to meet the 
demands of the game being hunted or target shot. Extra-full choke 
tubes are available for hunting turkey or other game requiring 
extremely tight patterns with lead shot loads. 




Invectof Plus 
threaded choke 
system. 



MAKE SURE YOU USE ONL Y THE EXACT 
AMMUNITION/CALIBER AS LISTED ON THE 
LEFT SIDE OF THE BARREL. 

U.S. REPEATING ARMS COMPANY, INC., CAN 
ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTS 
WHICH OCCUR THROUGH THE USE OF 
CARTRIDGES OF NONSTANDARD DIMENSION 
OR THOSE THAT WHEN SHOT, DEVELOP 
PRESSURES IN EXCESS OF INDUSTRY 
STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE 
SPORTING ARMS AND AMMUNITION 
MANUFACTURERS' INSTITUTE (SAAMI). 

DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN POORLY 
VENTILATED AREAS, CLEANING FIREARMS, 
OR HANDLING AMMUNITION MA Y RESUL T IN 
EXPOSURE TO LEAD AND OTHER SUBSTANCES 
KNOWN TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS, 
REPRODUCTIVE HARM AND OTHER SERIOUS 
PHYSICAL INJURY. HAVE ADEQUATE 
VENTILATION AT ALL TIMES. WASH HANDS 
THOROUGHL Y AFTER EXPOSURE. 

Incorrectly reloaded ammunition can cause serious 
personal injury and damage to the firearm due to excessive 
pressure. Reload only after proper instruction and in strict 
compliance with instructions and data contained in 
current reloading manuals. 



Maqazine Capacity 



It is extremely important that you know the magazine 
capacity of your Super X2. It is listed on the hang tag 
supplied with your Super X2. Under appropriate circum- 
stances — at a range or other suitable shooting location 
— load your magazine to full capacity and make note of 
the number of shells. Remember, "total capacity" includes 
an additional round which can be loaded manually in the 
chamber in addition to a full magazine. Total capacity is 
generally (magazine, plus chamber) as follows: 

3 1/2" Magnum Versions 

3" and 3 1/2" Magnum loads: Three in magazine, one 
in chamber. 

2 3/4" loads: Four in magazine, one in chamber. 
3" Magnum Versions 

3" Magnum Loads: Three in magazine, one in chamber. 

2 3/4" loads: Four in magazine, one in chamber. 
With magazine adapter (plug) installed 

Two shells in the magazine, one in chamber. 

IMPORTANT: The Super X2 will handle mixed hads of 
different shell lengths , which will affect total capacity . 



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Be sure you lightly oil your 
Super X2 at these points. 



INITIAL CLEANINQ / OiLINQ 



Some metal parts of your new Super X2 have been coated 
at the factory with a rust preventative compound. Before 
using your Super X2, clean the anti-rust compound from 
the inside of the barrel, receiver, breech bolt mechanism 
and the action/chamber areas. A high quality, lightweight 
gun oil should be used to remove this compound and to 
give your new gun its first lubrication. Clean the barrel 
using a cleaning rod and patch as explained under 
"Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions" found later in 
this manual. 

If your new Super X2 is to be stored for an extended peri- 
od of time, it is permissible to leave the rust preventative 
compound in place and keep your Super X2 in its box for 
maximum protection during long-term storage. 



Before beginning assembly of your Super X2 you should 
first wipe the mechanism clean and apply a few drops of 
quality oil on the surfaces shown (see Figure 3). 

Avoid applying too much oil. Only a light film is 
necessary. Excessive oil should be wiped off, especially in 
cold weather. 

Operation of the Safety 

Your new Super X2 shotgun is designed with a cross bolt 
type safety. It is located just rearward of the trigger on the 
trigger guard: convenient for gloved or ungloved fingers. 
It is essential that you become very familiar with the feel, 
look and operation of the safety on this shotgun before 
attempting to load and shoot. 

With the safety in the "on safe" position the trigger and 
hammer are blocked and the shotgun cannot be fired. 
In the "off safe" position — if your gun is loaded with a 
round in the chamber — the chambered round can be 
fired by simply pulling the trigger. 

The safety on the Super X2 is reversible for right or left- 
handed operation. It comes from the factory in the right 
hand position. Verify the installation of your guns' safety. 
Instructions in this manual are for the safety installed in 
the right-handed position. 

• "ON SAFE". The safety button is pushed fully to the 
right. The red band on the left side is not showing (see 
Figure 4A). 



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• "OFF SAFE". The safety button is pushed fully to 
the left. A large red band is exposed on the button as it 
protrudes on the left side. The red band is an added aid to 
safe gun handling. However, with time and exposure to 
the elements it can wear off. 

Never rely totally on your gun's safety button. It is merely 
an aid to safe gun handling. Like any mechanical device 
the safety can possibly fail: it can be jarred or inadvertently 
manipulated into an unsafe condition. Always keep your 
shotgun pointed in a safe direction. 

At all times in the field keep the safety in the "ON SAFE" 
position and the barrel pointed in a safe direction. It is a 
good idea never to load your shotgun until you are in the 
field and shooting is imminent or until you are at your 



station and it is your turn to shoot when you are shooting 
at a range. For extra safety, and as a courtesy to others, 
fully unload and place the action in the open position 
at all times other than when shooting is immediately 
imminent. 

THE SAFETY IS REVERSIBLE AND CAN BE 
REVERSED FROM RIGHT-TO LEFT-HANDED 
BY A COMPETENT GUNSMITH. WHEN 
INSTALLED, THE LEFT-HANDED SAFETY WILL 
HAVE THE SAFETY BUTTON'S RED WARNING 
BAND ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE TRIGGER 
GUARD. 

Note: Do no depend on the red color alone to indicate 
your gun's safety status, as time, exposure to the elements, 
and the abrasive action of cleaning agents can erase it. 



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Initial Assembly / Take Down 

Remove the barrel assembly and receiver/stock section 
from the carton. Wipe them clean and lightly oil compo- 
nent parts as explained under "Initial Cleaning/Oiling." 

The Super X2 shotgun usually comes (from the factory) 
with the barrel removed and the forearm still attached to 
the magazine tube. 

It is important to carefully follow the assembly instruc- 
tions below — especially steps 1, 2 and 3 — to assure the 
proper assembly of your shotgun. 

ALWAYS PLACE THE SAFETY IN THE "ON 
SAFE" POSITION BEFORE BEGINNING 
ASSEMBLY PROCEDURES AND CHECK YOUR 
GUN CAREFULLY TO BE CERTAIN THAT 
THE CHAMBER, FEED MECHANISM AND 
MAGAZINE CONTAIN NO SHELLS. 

1 . Lock the bolt rearward by pulling the operating handle 
fully to the rear. If it will not pull rearward it usually indi- 
cates that the bolt slide link has fallen out of the end of 
the socket on the return spring plunger while your gun 
was being shipped. This is not a problem. You will simply 
need to refer to the section titled "Bolt Disassembly/ 
Reassembly" later in this manual for special instructions 
on how to perform this very easy alignment procedure. 




2. Carefully remove the forearm from the magazine tube 
by unscrewing the magazine cap and sliding the forearm 
forward of the magazine tube. 

DO NOT SQUEEZE HARD ON THE OPEN REAR 
END OF THE FOREARM. TOO MUCH PRES- 
SURE COULD CAUSE THE WOOD TO SPIT. 

3. Leave the components of the gas system (the sleeve, 
sleeve spring and gas piston) in place on the magazine 
tube. They do not need to be removed, except for clean- 
ing. In the event that components of the gas system have 
been removed, it is easy to reinstall them as explained 
below. 



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4. If the gas piston and sleeve have been removed, first 
shde the sleeve spring over the magazine tube. Then slide 
the sleeve onto the magazine tube, piston rod end first. 
Check the piston rod to make sure it is aligned with the 
slot on the left side of the receiver (see Figure 5), as 
viewed from normal shooting position. 

5. Take the gas piston in hand and slide it into the rear of 
the gas bracket on the barrel, smaller end first 

(see Figure 6). 

6. Hold the gun in the vertical position. Slide the gas 
bracket and gas piston over the magazine tube 

(see Figure 7). the barrel extension should slip solidly 
down into the receiver. Make sure the piston rod on the 
gas sleeve moves freely in its slot in the left side of the 



Insert the gas piston and 
gas bracket over the maga- 
zine tube. Start the barrel 
extension Into the receiver 




nit up slightly on 
'"'■ gas sleeve. 




receiver. On a new gun, with very tight tolerance, it may 
be necessary to lift up slightly on the gas sleeve to allow 
the barrel extension the room to drop into the receiver. 
After you do this always check piston rod alignment as 
explained previously. 

7. Replace the forearm by sliding it onto the magazine 
tube and over the gas bracket so it seats securely. Install 



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the magazine cap. Make sure the magazine cap is fully 
tightened down. Open and close the action several times 
and retighten the magazine cap. This will ensure a 
proper seal. 

TAKINQ DOWN THE BARREL — 

BEFORE STARTING DISASSEMBLY 
PROCEDURES, VISUALLY INSPECT THE 
CHAMBER, FEED MECHANISM AND MAGAZINE 
TO BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THE SHOTGUN 
IS COMPLETELY UNLOADED. POINT THE 
BARREL IN A SAFE DIRECTION. PLACE THE 
SAFETY IN THE "ON SAFE" POSITION' 

The red warning band on the safety must not be visible. 

Take-down for storage is essentially the reverse of assembly 
procedures. The action should be left open if disassembly 
of the rest of the gun will not be performed. If you intend 
to fully disassemble your gun, you may start with the 
action closed. 

1 . Unscrew the magazine cap and remove it. 

2. Remove the forearm by sliding it forward off the 
magazine tube. 

3. If you are disassembling for cleaning remove the barrel, 
piston, piston sleeve and sleeve spring by sliding them 



forward off the magazine tube. See "Cleaning and 
Maintenance Suggestions" later in this manual for cleaning 
procedures. 

NOTE: If you are disassembling for storage, lock the 
action rearward. Leave the piston, piston sleeve and 
spring on the magazine tube as explained previously. 
Reinstall if they were removed. Install the forearm over 
the magazine tube and screw on the magazine cap. You 
will then have two compact units: (1) the barrel, and 
( 2 ) the action with forearm and stock. 

CAUTION: AFTER THE BARREL HAS BEEN 
REMOVED FROM YOUR GUN, AND YOU 
INTEND TO STORE YOUR GUN, LEAVE THE 
BOLT IN THE OPEN POSITION. DO NOT 
PRESS THE CARRIER RELEASE BUTTON. 

If the bolt is release forward with the barrel removed, the 
bolt handle will hit the front of the ejection port and 
cause damage to both the receiver and the bolt handle. 

LOADiNQ Procedures 

Before loading your gun, be sure all grease and oil has 
been removed from the barrel and chamber and there are 
no obstructions. Use the correct ammunition referenced 
by the inscription on the barrel. There are two ways to 
load the chamber of your Super X2. 



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FIGURES 








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^^^^^^^^^^^^Khe chamber 
^^^^^^^^^^^^Ba loaded round 
I in the open election port. 



Before foading the magazine make sure of the following: 

1 ) Your shotgun is pointed in a safe direction. 

2) The safety is in the "on safe" position. 

3) You are in an appropriate location for shooting. 

4) Shooting will be imminent. 

DIRECTLY TO THE CHAMBER, SINQLE SHOT MODE — 

1. Place the safety in the "ON SAFE" position. 

2. Open the action by pulling back fully on the bolt han- 
dle. The bolt will lock in the rearward position. As a mat- 
ter of practice, always verify that the magazine and cham- 
ber contain no shells when the action is opened. 

3. A shell can now be placed directly into the ejection 
port (brass of shell to the rear and crimp to the front). It 



is fine to push the shell forward into the chamber, or just 
leave it loose in the port (see Figure 8). 

4. Press the carrier release button. This will automatically 
move a loose round placed in the ejection port, directly 
into the chamber. Keep your fingers clear of the ejection 
port whenever closing the action with the carrier release 
button. 

IMPORTANT: The gun is now ready to fire by moving 
the safety to the "off safe" position and pulling the trigger. 
After firing with an empty magazine, the bolt will lock 
rearward, ready for inserting the next shell in the open 
ejection port. 

LOADINQ THE MAQAZINE — 

1. Place the safety in the "ON SAFE" position and close 
the action by pressing the carrier release button. 

2. Depress the carrier with the forward end of the nose of 
the shell. 

3. With your thumb on the base of the brass push the 
shell into the magazine until the shell is held in the mag- 
azine by the cartridge stop (see Figure 9). Remove your 
thumb and allow the carrier to return downward to its 
original position. 

4. Repeat the procedure until the magazine is fully loaded. 

5. If firing is imminent, a shell can now be moved from 
the magazine to the chamber by pulling back fully on the 



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pa ' 


4 


^^^^^^^UfAe shell all the way into the 
magazine. Make sure you push the 







Unloading Procedures 



bolt handle and releasing it forward. A round will be fed 
automatically from the magazine to the chamber as the 
bolt closes. Another round can then be inserted into the 
magazine to load to full capacity. 

IMPORTANT: THE GUN IS NOW READY TO 
FIRE BY MOVING THE SAFETY TO THE "OFF 
SAFE" POSITION. 

DO NOT CARRY A GUN WITH A SHELL IN 
THE CHAMBER TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL 
DISCHARGE. IN ALL CASES, WHEN LOADING 
AND WHEN FIRING IS NO LONGER IMMINENT, 
MAKE SURE THE SAFETY IS IN THE "ON 
SAFE" POSITION. 



CAUTION: WHENEVER UNLOADING, ALWAYS 
BE CERTAIN THAT THE MUZZLE IS POINTED 
IN A SAFE DIRECTION AND THAT THE SAFETY 
IS IN THE "ON SAFE"' POSITION. 

ALWAYS INSPECT THE CHAMBER, ACTION, 
CARRIER AND MAGAZINE VERY CAREFULLY 
AFTER UNLOADING TO BE SURE ALL LIVE 
ROUNDS ARE CLEARED FROM THE GUN. 

There are two ways to unload your Super X2. 

Cyclinq the action — 

POINT THE MUZZLE IN A SAFE DIRECTION. 
PLACE THE SAFETY THE "ON SAFE" POSITION. 
MAKE SURE THE ACTION IS CLOSED AND 
KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTING IN A SAFE 
DIRECTION. (The red warning band on the safety will 
not be visible). 

1. Grasp the bolt handle and cycle the action until all 
rounds are transferred from the magazine to the chamber 
and then ejected. It is possible, with practice, to catch 
each shell with your free hand as it is ejected. You should 
always take care to avoid damaging shells. Do not let 
them fall on hard ground. 



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2. When the last shell in the magazine has been cycled 
through the chamber and out the ejection port, the 
action will lock rearward. The action should lock rear- 
ward when the acton is cycled with an empty magazine. 

3. Using your index finger, feel the entry of the magazine 
to make sure there are no longer any shells that have not 
been fed from the magazine and ejected. Visually inspect 
the chamber, feed mechanism and magazine to assure 
there are no shells remaining. 

UNLOADINQ DIRECTLY FROM THE MAQAZINE — 

POINT THE MUZZLE IN A SAFE DIRECTION. 
PLACE THE SAFETY IN THE "ON SAFE" 
POSITION, MAKE SURE THE ACTION IS 
CLOSED AND KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTING 
IN A SAFE DIRECTION. 

1. Turn the gun over so the trigger guard is facing up, then 
push the carrier down with our finger as far as it will go. 

2. Push inward on the right side of the cartridge stop, 
releasing the shell from the magazine. Be careful not to 
pinch your finger. The cartridge stop is located on the 
inside right side of the loading port (visually to your left 
side when looking down into the loading port). When a 
shell is in the magazine, the stop catches on the brass of 
the shell. As the cartridge stop is pressed in, the shell will 
be forced out of the magazine under spring pressure (see 



move shells from the magazi 
iy pressing In on the cartridge , 
with your finger. 




Figure 10). Capture it as it comes out. Press the stop again 
to release the next shell. Do this until the magazine is 
empty. 

3. With the safety still in the "on safe" position, pull rear- 
ward on the bolt handle to eject the cartridge from the 
chamber. The bolt will lock rearward when the action is 
cycled with an empty magazine. 

4. Using your index finger, feel the entry of the magazine 
to make sure there are no longer any shells that have not 
been feed from the magazine and ejected. Visually inspect 
the chamber, feed mechanism and magazine to assure 
there are no shells remaining. 

IMPORTANT — AFTER UNLOADING AL WA YS 
VISUALL Y CHECK AND KNOW FOR SURE 
THAT YOUR SHOTGUN IS NOT LOADED. 



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FIRINQ PROCEDURES 



The semiautomatic or self-loading characteristic of the 
Super X2 is the obvious primary benefit to the shooter. 

For training or target situations your gun can be shot 
"single shot" by loading one shell at a time through the 
open ejection port. More commonly you will take advan- 
tage of the semiautomatic feature by loading the entire 
magazine first and then firing repeated shots, if necessary. 
Both are described earlier under "Loading Procedures." 

1. When ready to shoot, and with a loaded shell in the 
chamber, the safety "on safe", and your finger off the trig- 
ger, push the safety to the "off safe" position (with the red 
warning band fully visible). Your shotgun is now ready to 
fire with a pull of the trigger 

CAUTION: YOUR SHOTGUN IS NOW READY 
TO FIRE. REMEMBER, THE RECOIL FROM A 
SHOTGUN, ESPECIALLY MAGNUM LOADS, 
WILL BE SOMEWHAT HEAVIER THAN MOST 
OTHER GUNS, SO FIRMLY SHOULDER YOUR 
SUPER X2, TAKE AIM, AND — WHEN ON 
TARGET— SQUEEZE THE TRIGGER. 

2. As the shell in the chamber is fired, gases from the fir- 
ing shell are bled off from the barrel at the gas bracket. 
This forces the gas piston rearward which moves the bolt 
assembly rearward, ejecting the fired shell. 



3 . As the bolt returns forward under spring force a shell 
from the magazine is automatically transferred from the 
magazine to the chamber and the bolt locks forward. 
Your gun will now fire again with the pull of the trigger. 
Immediately put the safety in the "on safe" position (with 
the red warning ring hidden) until you are ready to fire 
again. 

4. You may fire until the magazine is empty. The bolt will 
lock rearward after the last shot has been feed from the 
magazine, fired and ejected. When the bolt locks rearward 
this usually indicates that both magazine and chamber are 
empty, and that your shotgun magazine needs to be 
reloaded. It is important to treat your gun as though it is 
loaded, even if the action has locked rearward. 

At this point either refill the magazine with loaded 
cartridges (if shooting is going to continue) or fully 
unload your shotgun (if shooting is completed). Either 
way, place the safety in the "on safe" position. 

WHEN FIRING IS COMPLETED OR WHEN 
SHOOTING IS NO LONGER IMMINENT, 
IMMEDIATELY RETURN THE SAFETY TO THE 
"ON SAFE" POSITION. 

IMPORTANT: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES 
SHOULD YOU MOVE ON OR CONTINUE TO 
HUNT WITH YOUR SAFETY IN THE FIRE 
POSITION. 



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In the Case of a Misfire 



Only rarely will modern factory ammunition experience 
a misfire. If this ever happens to you when shooting your 
Super X2, please follow these instructions carefully. 

CAUTION: IN CASE OF MISFIRE, KEEP THE 
BARREL POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION, 
CAREFULLY OPEN THE ACTION WHILE 
AVOIDING DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE 
BREECH BY YOURSELF AND OTHERS. 
REMOVE THE SHELL FROM THE CHAMBER. 
FULLY UNLOAD YOUR SHOTGUN, REMOVING 
ALL SHELLS FROM THE MAGAZINE. 

Carefully inspect the ejected shell. If the primer is indented, 
the shell should be disposed of in a manner that 
would prevent accidental injury to you, others, or the 
environment. If there is no indentation, your gun has 
malfunctioned and should be serviced by a qualified 
gunsmith, or by a U.S. Repeating Arms Co. Authorized 
Repair Center (ARC). 

MACJAZlNE PLUQ 

The Super X2 is delivered with the magazine three shot 
adapter (plug) installed in the magazine, limiting magazine 
capacity to two shells in compliance with federal migratory 



bird regulations. If you do not wish to be limited to three 
shots — when it is not required by law — you can remove 
the three shot adapter (plug). 

WHEN REMOVING THE PLUG BE CERTAIN 
THERE ARE NO SHELLS IN THE MAGAZINE 
OR CHAMBER AND KEEP THE BARREL AND 
MAGAZINE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION 
AT ALL TIMES. 

Remember, the plug is under spring pressure so care must 
be taken for safe removal. Always point the end of the 
magazine away from your face and in a safe direction. 
Never look directly down into the cap end of the open 
magazine. 

ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN 
REMOVING AND REINSTALLING THE 
MAGAZINE'S 3-SHOT PLUG. 

IMPORTANT: Use only the three-shot adapter supplied 
with your Super X2 or a replacement part made specifical- 
ly for your Super X2 shotgun by U.S. Repeating Arms. 
This is a special three-shot adapter design that maximizes 
the performance of your gun with any load. The use of 
any other adapter may affect performance of the magazine 
system. 

Removal and installation can be performed with the barrel 
in place or with the barrel removed from the action. 



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FIGURE 11 








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retainer tab. 1 

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REMOVAL — 

1. First, make certain the gun is totally unloaded and the 
safety is "on safe." 

CHECK THE MAGAZINE, FEED MECHANISM 
AND CHAMBER TO BE SURE THEY DO NOT 
CONTAIN ANY SHELLS. 

2. Unscrew the magazine cap and remove it. Remember, 
always point the end of the magazine away from your face 
and in a safe direction. 

3. Remove the forearm by sliding it forward, over the gas 
bracket. It is also acceptable to remove the barrel as 
explained previously under "Initial Assembly/Takedown." 



4- The magazine three-shot adapter lays underneath the 
magazine spring retainer locked in the forward end of the 
magazine tube. To remove the magazine spring retainer, 
depress the magazine spring retainer tab, located in the 
window on the magazine tube while keeping your hand 
on the magazine spring retainer. (See Figure 11). Slowly 
remove the magazine spring retainer as it is under pressure 
of the magazine spring. (See Figure 12). 

5. As the spring pushes the retainer out of the tube the 3- 
shot adapter will come with it. Remove the retainer, the 
magazine 3-shot adapter and the spring from the magazine 
tube. 

6. Remove the three-shot adapter from between the 
retainer and the spring (See Figure 13). 



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REINSTALLATION — 

1. Depress the magazine spring back into the magazine 
tube and replace the magazine spring retainer over the top 
of the spring. 

2. Align the magazine retainer tab with the rectangular 
slot in the magazine tube. Push the magazine spring 
retainer down into the magazine. Make sure the magazine 
spring retainer tab is locked in place in its retaining slot 
in the magazine. 

3. Reinstall the barrel (if it was removed), the forearm 
and then the magazine cap as explained under "Initial 
Assembly /Takedown. " 



4. Note: In the future, should you wish to limit your gun 
to three shots again, unscrew the magazine cap, remove 
the forearm and remove the magazine spring retainer as 
explained previously. Hold the spring down inside the 
magazine tube. Then insert the tapered end of the adapter 
inside the spring and lightly press the front end of three- 
shot adapter to force the magazine spring into the maga- 
zine until the base of the three-shot adapter is level with 
the end of the magazine tube. Replace the magazine 
spring retainer, forearm and magazine cap. Make sure the 
magazine follower remains in place inside the rear of the 
magazine tube. 

Triqqer Qroup Disassembly/Reassembly 

One of the advantages of a Super X2 is the ability to easily 
disassemble the action for cleaning. Under very harsh 
weather conditions and in dirty environments just know- 
ing that parts are clean and lightly oiled can add an extra 
measure of confidence to your hunt. 

Make sure you have a clean place to work and a good 
place to put the components as they are disassembled. 

Wear eye protection at all time. Never disassemble 
beyond what is explained and shown in this manual. Full 
disassembly of all basic components is shown at right 
(See Figure 14). 

Disassembling the action can be done in the field, but 
remember, there are small parts involved, some of which 



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are under spring tension. 

BEFORE ANY ASSEMBL Y OR DISASSEMBL Y 
PROCEDURES FIRST, MAKE CERTAIN THE 
GUN IS TOTALLY UNLOADED AND THE 
"SAFETY" IS THE "ON SAFE" POSITION. BE 
CERTAIN THERE ARE NOT SHELLS IN THE 
MAGAZINE, CHAMBER OR FEED MECHANISM. 
PLACE THE SAFETY IN THE "ON SAFE" 
POSITION. 

ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN 
PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE OR 
DISASSEMBLY. 

How TO REMOVE THE TRIQQER QROUP — 

Removing the trigger guard group is another necessary 
procedure in performing thorough maintenance of your 
shotgun. It is easy to do, and removing it allows you to 
perform cleaning and maintenance whenever and wher- 
ever required. With both the trigger guard group and bolt 
assembly removed, it is easy to wipe out any debris or 
moisture that sometimes accumulates in the receiver. 

1 . Make sure the gun is unloaded. Place the safety in the 
"ON SAFE" position and leave it there during disassembly 
and cleaning. This assures that the hammer does not 
inadvertently fall forward during cleaning. Full disassembly 



Carefully lovim uwmit forward to 
the closed position. You can damage 
the receiver by slamming the bolt 
closed with no barrel Installed. 




involves removal of the bolt assembly and the trigger group. 
Any disassembly beyond this should only be performed by 
a competent gunsmith. 

2. Under most circumstances, first remove the barrel and 
gas system components as explained under "Initial 
Assembly/Takedown." It is acceptable for the trigger 
group to be removed without removing the barrel — 
although it makes sense to remove the barrel if you are 
cleaning your gun. 

3. After removing the barrel and forearm, it is good prac- 
tice to immediately screw the magazine cap back onto the 
magazine. 

4. VERY IMPORTANT: The bolt must be slowly moved 
from the open to the forward, closed position. You must 



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Push out the trigger guar 
pins. Be carefui not to ma 
or scratch the receiver. ■ 



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hold the bolt handle with one hand while depressing the 
carrier release button with the other (See Figure 15). Use 
extreme caution. If you allow the bolt assembly to slam 
closed with the barrel removed you can damage the 
receiver and affect the function of your gun. 

5. Place your gun with the trigger guard facing up, on a 
suitable surface that will protect the receiver finish and 
stock. 

6. With the gun inverted, (trigger guard up) use a drive 
punch or similar object to push inward on the trigger 
group pins, using caution not to scratch the receiver (see 
Figure 16). In the field the end of the bolt slide link can 
be used to start the two pins out (of course you will have 
to remove the bolt assembly — described below — before 
doing this). Trigger group pins may be removed from 





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" Puit the pins completeiy free from 
the receiver with your fingers. 


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either side of the receiver. Push the trigger group pins 
clear through to the other side of the receiver. Once the 
pins are started out they can be pulled the rest of the way 
out using your fingers (See Figure 17). 

7. Grasp the trigger group and pull it up and out of the 
receiver (See Figure 18). 

8. Perform any cleaning of the parts and receiver cavity 
as necessary. 

DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THE TRIGGER GROUP 
BEYOND THIS POINT. ANY MAINTENANCE 
BEYOND THIS POINT SHOULD BE DONE BY 
A COMPETENT GUNSMITH, OUR SERVICE 
CENTER OR A U.S. REPEATING ARMS 
AUTHORIZED REPAIR CENTER. 



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FIGURE 18 




How TO REASSEMBLE THE TRIQQER QROUP — 

1. Make Sure the bolt is in the forward position. Use 
extreme caution. If you allow the bolt assembly to slam 
closed with the barrel removed you can damage the 
receiver and affect the function of your gun. If the bolt is 
not already forward, carefully and slowly lower it to the 
closed position as explained previously. 

2. Insert the trigger group back into the receiver. The 
holes in the trigger group should line up with holes on 
each side of the receiver. (If the hammer on the trigger 
assembly has been inadvertently uncocked during clean- 
ing , it helps assembly if it is recocked. Do this by simply 
by pulling it back fully until it locks rearward.) 



3. Reinsert the trigger guard pins, pushing them in with 
your hand or gently tapping them into place with a plastic 
or wooden mallet, again using caution not to scratch the 
receiver. 

4. Complete assembly by installing the gas system, barrel 
and forearm as explained under "Initial 
Assembly/Takedown." 

BOLT Disassembly/Reassembly 

The bolt can be removed for normal maintenance or if 
the action becomes excessively dirty or wet. The Super X2 
is designed to allow full disassembly of the bolt assembly 
in the field, without any tools. Although it is possible 
to remove the bolt with the trigger group in place, the 
correct procedure when removing the bolt is to always 
remove the trigger group first. Removing the bolt without 
removing the trigger group could allow the bolt to spring 
out the front of the receiver, damaging or losing parts or 
causing injury to you or others. 

HOW TO REMOVE THE BOLT ASSEMBLY — 

1. First, always remove the barrel assembly as explained 
earlier in this manual under "Initial 
Assembly/Takedown." 

2. VERY IMPORTANT: As explained previously, with 
the barrel removed you MUST carefully and slowly lower 
the bolt forward from the open position to the forward. 



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closed position. To do this hold the bolt handle with one 
hand while depressing the carrier release button with the 
other to prevent slamming the bolt forward and damaging 
the receiver. 

3. Remove the trigger group as explained under "Trigger 
Group Disassembly/Reassembly." 

4. Remove the bolt handle by pulling the handle outward, 
to the right, away from the bolt. It is held in place with a 
ball-detent system that may take a little effort to pull free. 

5. Slide the bolt and bolt slide forward and out of the 
front of the receiver (See Figure 19). 

6. The bolt and bolt slide can be separated for cleaning 
(See Figure 20). Perform any cleaning of the bolt and 
receiver cavity as necessary. 



DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THE BOLT ASSEMBLY 
BEYOND THIS POINT. 

How TO REINSTALL THE BOLT ASSEMBLY — 

Under usual conditions, the trigger group should also 
have been removed at this point. Reinstallation of the 
bolt assembly is somewhat easier with the trigger group 
removed. 

1 . Reassemble the bolt and bolt slide as shown 
(See Figure 21). 

2. Place the bolt assembly back in the receiver, bolt slide 
link end first (See Figure 22). Line the rails on the bolt 
slide with slots in the bottom of the receiver. 

3. Guide the bolt slide link into its socket in the recoil 



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^smum 





hen installing the bolt assembly, make sure you install 
link end first. Line up the rails with the receiver. , 



spring follower (See Figure 23). The socket can be seen at 
the rear of the receiver cavity. It is the cupped-shaped 
part that forms a recess for the bolt side link to rest in. 
Become familiar with how the slide fits into the socket. It 
helps to keep the receiver pointing slightly upward to 
assure that the bolt slide link does not come out of the 
recoil spring follower until the barrel is reinstalled. VERY 
IMPORTANT: If when your gun is fully assembled it will 
not function properly and the action will not open, the 
bolt slide link is likely not properly in place in the recoil 
spring follower socket. (It is possible, with practice to fit 
the bolt slide link into the recoil spring follower even 
with the trigger group installed, by holding the gun 
vertically and aligning the link into the socket while 
looking through the bolt handle slot on the right side of 



the receiver. This is handy if you are simply reattaching 
the barrel assembly after storage and the bolt has inadver- 
tently moved forward and the bolt slide link has come out 
of the socket.) 

4. Replace the bolt handle by pushing it in (cupped side 
toward the front) until it engages in the ball-detent. (See 
Figure 24). 

5. Again, observe that the bolt slide link and recoil spring 
follower are properly engaged. (You can also confirm this 
by pulling back a bit on the bolt handle. You will feel the 
recoil spring compress as you pull back. Do this very slowly, 
and make sure you control the bolt as the bolt slide link 
may not be properly seated into the recoil spring follower 
socket. Repeat step 3 above, making sure that they are 



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Carefully guide the 
bolt slide link Into Its 
1 the recoil 



This must be done 
correctly or your gun 
will not function. 




FIGURE 24 



installed correctly. Remember the bolt cannot lock rear- 
ward with the trigger group removed. 

6. Reinstall the trigger group as explained previously (if it 
was removed). 

7. With the trigger group installed, pull the bolt fully back 
until it locks in the rearward position. 

TO PREVENT SLAMMING THE BOLT FORWARD 
AND DAMAGING THE RECEIVER, DO NOT 
PRESS THE CARRIER RELEASE BUTTON 
UNTIL INSTALLATION IS COMPLETE. 




8. Replace the gas system, barrel and forearm as explained 
previously. 

9. Again, work the bolt fully to the rear until it locks 
open. If it will not complete its rearward movement and 
will not lock rearward, you likely have not properly 
installed the bolt slide link into its socket in the recoil 
spring follower. Refer to step 3 above. 

10. With all parts installed (including the barrel) your 
Super X2 is fully assembled. It is now allowable to lock 
the bolt rearward then let is slam forward (closed) by 
pressing the carrier release button. Be sure to always 
keep your fingers clear of the ejection port when closing 
the action. 



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INVECTOR® Plus Choke Tube System 

The Super X2 is fitted with one of the most popular and 
universally accepted choke tube systems on the market: 
Invector-Plus. Your Super X2 Shotgun is specially 
designed for this system only. This means: 

• It has a back-bored barrel. 

• It is threaded to accept Invector-Plus choke tubes only. 

The Invector-Plus system allows you to configure your 
Super X2 for the pattern and/or choke constriction your 
hunt demands. The system gives you the most highly 
engineered choke tapers — designed to produce the best 
possible patterns for target and field situations. Plus, it is 
extremely easy to switch choke constrictions to match 
your shooting conditions. Invector-Plus tubes are fully 
steel and lead shot compatible. Most Invector-Plus choke 
tubes fit flush with the muzzle when installed. A special 
choke tube wrench is provided to remove and tighten 
these tubes. 

Invector-Plus choke tubes are NOT interchangeable with 
any other choke tubes on the market including chokes 
listed as "Standard Invector" or Winchester's current line 
of " WinChoke" choke tubes. 

USE ONLY CHOKE TUBES MARKED INVECTOR 
PLUS IN YOUR SUPER X2. USE ONL Y THE 
APPROPRIATE GAUGE OF INVECTOR PLUS 



CHOKE TUBES AS MARKED ON YOUR 
SUPER X2 SHOTGUN. 

Failure to follow these warnings may damage your gun 
and cause injury to yourself and others. A special "Plus" 
choke tube wrench is provided to remove and tighten 
Invector-Plus choke tubes. 

DO NOT FIRE THIS SHOTGUN WITHOUT 
HAVING AN INVECTOR CHOKE TUBE 
INSTALLED. PERMANENT DAMAGE MA Y 
RESULT TO THE THREADS. 

CAUTION: WHENEVER HANDLING ANY SHOT- 
GUN FOR THE PURPOSE OF REMOVING OR 
INSTALLING A CHOKING DEVICE, MAKE 
ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THE GUN IS FULLY 
UNLOADED, AND THE BOLT OR BREECH IS 
OPEN! NEVER ATTEMPT TO REMOVE OR 
INSTALL A SHOTGUN CHOKING DEVICE ON 
A LOADED FIREARM! 

TUBE REMOVAL — 

1. UNLOAD YOUR SUPER X2 SHOTGUN 
FULLY. INSPECT THE CHAMBER, FEED 
MECHANISM AND MAGAZINE TO MAKE SURE 
THEY DO NOT CONTAIN ANY SHELLS. 



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2. Open the action, locking it rearward, and place the 
"safety" in the "on safe" position. 

3. Use the Invector Plus wrench to loosen the tube, turn- 
ing it counterclockwise. Finger twist the tube the rest of 
the way out of the barrel. 

TUBE INSTALLATION — 

1. UNLOAD YOUR SUPER X2 SHOTGUN 
FULLY. INSPECT THE CHAMBER, FEED 
MECHANISM AND MAGAZINE TO MAKE SURE 
THEY DO NOT CONTAIN ANY SHELLS. 

2. Open the action, locking it rearward, and place the 
"safety" in the "on safe" position. 

3. Before installing a tube, check the internal choke tube 
threads in the muzzle, as well as the threads on the 
Invector-Plus choke tube to be sure they are clean. 
Lightly oil the threads with a high quality light weight oil. 

4. Using your fingers, screw the appropriate tube into the 
muzzle end of the barrel, tapered end first, notched end 
outward. When it becomes finger tight, use the Invector- 
Plus choke tube wrench to firmly seat the tube. 

THE INVECTOR PLUS CHOKE TUBE SHOULD 
BE PERIODICALLY CHECKED TO ASSURE 
THA T IT IS TIGHT AND FIRML Y SEA TED. 



BEFORE CHECKING, FOLLOWING THE SAFETY 
GUIDELINES OUTLINED ABOVE. 

Selectinq the Correct Invector-Plus tube — 

The Invector-Plus choke system is fully compatible with 
factory lead or steel shot loads. The conversion chart 
includes both lead and steel shot information. Lead and 
steel shot perform differently in tubes with the same 
choke constriction. For this reason, both lead and steel 
designations have proven necessary. In fact, even larger 
steel shot diameters result in different patterns than small- 
er steel shot sizes. Each designation is inscribed on each 
choke tube. 

To help you choose the correct choke tube for each target 
shooting and hunting situation, all Invector-Plus choke 
tubes are inscribed on the side with abbreviations for the 
patterns they produce with both lead and steel shot. 

Each tube also features identification notches located on 
the top rim of each tube (see Figure 25 and 26). These 
notches are a code to allow you to determine the choke 
designation while the tube is installed. Rim notches refer 
specifically to lead shot. You will need to use the chart 
below to cross-reference from lead to steel, and determine 
the appropriate tubes for your ammunition and 
hunting/shooting situation. 



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rube Notch Codes (Lead shot designations) 



Choke tube rim codes and patterninq 




wm. 




1 Notch: Full 2 Notches: 3 Notches: Modified 

Improved Modified 




4 Notches: 5 Notches: Skeet 

Improved Cylinder 

Smaii notches are the choi(e code. 

Large notches are for the cholte tube wrench. 



No Notches: Cylinder 



Extra Fuli Turliey Speciai 



FIGURE 26 



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^^^^B 


^^h 


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^^^^^^^P 


^H 


HHBI^Hil^^ 



Wo rim notch code. Knurled extension protrudes beyond muzzle. 
Large notches are for choke tube wrench. 



Rim 
Notches 


Pattern With 
Lead Shot 


Pattern With 
Steel Shot 


Knurled** 


X-Full Turkey 


** 




Full 


* 


II 


Imp. Modified 


Fuir 


III 


Modified 


Fuir 


Mil 


Imp. Cylinder 


Modified 


Mill 


Skeet 


Imp. Cylinder 



No Notches Cylinder Cylinder 

■ Not for use with steel shot. Using an over-tight c/ioAe constriction 
with steel shot will result in an Ineffective "blown" pattern. 
" Extra Full Speclal with knurled rim. Do not use with steel shot. 
' When more than one choke designation is listed for a given steel 
shot pattern, use the more open choke listed for high velocity, larger 
shot size steel loads. 



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Use of Extra Barrels 



A good way to extend the utility and usefulness of your 
new Super X2 is with an extra barrel. All Winchester 
Super X2 semi-auto shotgun barrels are completely inter- 
changeable within gauge and chamber length. No special 
fitting is required. 

Some important restrictions must be observed: 

1) Never use a barrel with a 3 1/2" chamber in a Super X2 
designed for barrels with a 3" chamber. 

2) Never use a barrel with a 3" chamber in a Super X2 
designed for barrels with a 3 1/2" chamber. 

3 ) Never use any other barrel from any other manufacturer 
on your Super X2. Some other brands may seem similar, 
but the barrels are not interchangeable. 

5) Never use any barrel from a Winchester shotgun made 
in the past, including barrels for the original Super X 
Model 1 shotgun. 

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS 
COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO YOURSELF OR 
OTHERS. 



Cleaning and Maintenance Suqqestions 

Your Super X2 will function better and more reliably over 
a longer period of time if it is properly maintained and 
kept clean. 

BEFORE PERFORMING ANY CLEANING 
PROCEDURES, ALWAYS MAKE CERTAIN 
THERE ARE NO SHELLS IN THE CHAMBER, 
MAGAZINE OR ACTION/FEED AREAS. 

You should clean your Super X2 after every day 

of shooting and more often if it becomes excessively dirty. 

A minimum cleaning includes wiping down the action 
and oiling key parts. Most regular maintenance will also 
include cleaning the barrel. If you encounter a function 
problem (tight action when working the 
forearm) be sure to give your gun a thorough cleaning to 
see if it solves the problem before seeking the services of 
our service facility or a competent gunsmith. To clean 
your firearm, adhere to the following general guidelines. 

Cleaning procedures — 

BE CERTAIN YOUR GUN'S CHAMBER AND 
MAGAZINE ARE UNLOADED. ALWAYS WEAR 
PROTECTIVE SAFETY GLASSES DURING 
ALL CLEANING PROCEDURES. KEEP 
AMMUNITION AWAY FROM THE CLEANING 



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AREA. DO NOT TEST THE FUNCTION OF 
YOUR FIREARM WITH LIVE AMMUNITION. 

ALWAYS PLACE THE SAFETY IN "ON SAFE" 
POSITION BEFORE BEGINNING ANY CLEAN- 
ING PROCEDURE. 

1 . Use a cleaning rod with a tip and patch suitable for the 
size of your Super X2's bore. Make sure the patch is large 
enough for a snug fit in the bore. Insert the rod and patch 
into the barrel at the receiver end and run it back and 
forth several times. 

2. Inspect the chamber and bore for lead and powder 
fouling. A normal amount of powder residue can be 
expected and is not serious. It can usually be removed by 
repeating step one, using a patch saturated with solvent. 
If or when fouling should become heavy, it can be 
removed with a brass bore brush. Dip or spray the brush 
with solvent and scrub the chamber and bore until the 
fouling is removed. To prevent brass bristles from breaking 
off, the brush should be pushed completely through the 
bore before being withdrawn. 

3. After fouling has been removed the bore should be 
wiped dry. Then pass a slightly oiled patch through the 
bore, for preservation. A fine, light gun oil is recommended. 

4. Wipe all exposed metal surfaces of the receiver, forearm 
and barrel with a clean rag. Finger marks should be 



removed because they provide a place where moisture can 
accumulate. Any dried oil in the receiver area should also 
be removed. 

5. Lightly oil your gun at the points described under 
"Oiling the Action" explained earlier in this manual. 
Ordinary good judgment will, of course, indicate that the 
metal of the gun should receive a light film of oil any time 
the gun has been exposed to weather or handling. This 

is very important and must be done with every gun — 
even stainless steel models. Remember, the polished, finely 
fitted surfaces of the receiver and action mechanisms must 
always have a thin film of oil. Make sure that the surfaces 
of the breech bolt are especially clean and lightly oiled 
with a high quality gun oil. 

6. INSPECT THE BARREL AND CHAMBER. 
MAKE CERTAIN THAT NO PATCHES HAVE 
BEEN INADVERTENTLY LEFT IN THEM. 
REMOVE ANY THAT REMAIN. 

7. Wipe all wood surfaces with a soft cloth. 

8. When transporting only, store your Super X2 in a quality 
protective case to prevent scratches and dents. Store in a 
dry place to prevent corrosion. Store away from children. 

MAKE SURE YOUR SHOTGUN IS UNLOADED 
AND AL WA YS STORE AMMUNITION 
SEPARATELY. 



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DO NOT TAKE YOUR GUN'S ACTION APART 
BEYOND WHAT IS EXPLAINED IN THIS MANUAL. 

This is a specialized, finely fitted mechanism; any attempt 
to disassemble the trigger group or bolt mechanism may 
mar it for life. It is unnecessary, and may do damage to 
the inner mechanism, to disassemble these components 
for routine cleaning and oiling. Of course, misfortunes 
(such as dropping your gun in water) require appropriate 
attention, and in such circumstances we recommend you 
immediately take your gun to a competent gunsmith. 

Cleaninq the action and triqqer qroup — 

1. when the action becomes excessively dirty, remove the 
trigger group and bolt assembly from the receiver as 
explained under "Bolt Disassembly/Reassembly." Clean 
with a good quality light oil, a gun solvent or spray 
"scrub" as necessary, using an old toothbrush to loosen 
any caked-on grime. Wipe the receiver cavity clean. 
Lightly oil the cavity and wipe it dry. No further disas- 
sembly is required for cleaning. 

2. Reassemble as explained previously and wipe all exposed 
metal surfaces with an oiled cloth, making sure to wipe 
clean all finger marks where moisture will accumulate. 

3 . The barrel and action should be inspected to assure 
that all cleaning patches have been removed and not 
inadvertently left in the barrel or action. 



Cleaninq the qas system — 

1. Remove the gas piston and piston sleeve from the 
magazine tube. Do no attempt to disassemble gas piston 
components, it is not necessary for good maintenance and 
risks loosing parts and damaging your gun. Spray the 
magazine tube with a good quality powder solvent and 
wipe clean. 

2. Spray the piston and bracket with a good quality pow- 
der solvent. Brush them thoroughly to remove any 
deposits (an old toothbrush is ideal). Spray the inside and 
wipe off any buildup. NEVER USE A STEEL BRUSH 
ON ANY OF THE GAS SYSTEM COMPONENTS. 

3. Complete the cleaning of the gas system by applying 
a very light film of gun oil to all parts for protection and 
lubrication 

Cleaninq the maqazine System — 

It is a good idea — especially if your gun becomes exces- 
sively dirty or very wet — to occasionally clean the 
magazine system. Remove the magazine spring retainer, 
three shot plug, magazine spring and magazine follower by 
following the instructions under "Magazine Plug" detailed 
earlier in this manual. 

Clean the inside of the tube using a rod and patch just as 
you would clean a barrel. Carefully wipe off the spring and 
3-shot adapter. Very lightly oil each component. Reinstall 
all parts as explained earlier. 



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CLEANINQ the INVECTOR-PLUS CHOKE SYSTEM — 

1 . Do not use a brass brush to clean your barrel unless a 
choke tube is installed in the barrel. Bristles could break 
off and lodge in the threads, making installation and 
removal difficult. 

2. Regularly remove your gun's tube in order to clean and 
oil the threads inside the barrel, as well as on the choke 
tube itself. This will protect the threads from being 
damaged and also prevent a dirt build-up that would cause 
the choke tube to become difficult to remove from the 
barrel. Clean the threads with solvent and a small, soft 
brush like a toothbrush. Wipe completely clean and leave 
a thin film of clean oil on the threads: both on the tube 
and in the barrel. The threads of the choke tube and the 
internal threads of the barrel should be cleaned after each 
use and before the installation of a tube. 

3. Be careful when removing/installing a tube. Use the 
specially designed wrench. Damage can result to both 
choke tube and barrel when attempting to remove sticky 
choke tubes. 

4. Never fire your shotgun or run cleaning tools through 
the barrel of any choke-tubed gun without having the 
choke tube installed. 



Other cleaninq suqqestions — 

• Never pour large quantities of oil into the receiver or 
other parts. It can drain down to the wood and soften it 
— and cause permanent damage and loosening of the 
stock. 

• After extended periods of heavy use, your shotgun 
should be taken to a qualified gunsmith to have the action 
disassembled for professional cleaning and lubrication. 

• Camouflage and synthetic-stocked models require the 
same care and cleaning as non-camouflage. Use the same 
oils and solvents as described previous in this manual. 

NEVER ATTEMPT TO TAKE YOUR SUPER X2 
APART FURTHER THAN EXPLAINED IN 
THIS MANUAL. 

This is a specialized, finely fitted mechanism. You may 
permanently mar it by attempting to disassemble the 
inner mechanism assemblies. If further disassembly for 
service or cleaning is required, take your gun to a U. S. 
Repeating Arms Company recommended Authorized 
Repair Center or a competent gunsmith as explained 
under "Service or Repair." 



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Ordering Parts 



Service or Repair 



To order parts, please write our parts department and 
furnish the following: your name, address, and telephone 
number. Also specify the caliber, model, serial number 
and grade of your Winchester gun. When we receive your 
request, we will send an order form and a parts breakdown 
with prices. 

Write to: 

Parts Department 

U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc. 

344 Winchester Avenue 

New Haven, Connecticut 06511-1970 

CAUTION: PARTS ARE MADE FOR 
WINCHESTER BRAND GUNS MANUFACTURED 
BY OR FOR U.S. REPEATING ARMS 
COMPANY, INC., AND SHOULD NOT BE USED 
IN OTHER GUNS EVEN THOUGH MODELS 
MA Y BE SIMILAR. IMPROPERL Y FITTED 
PARTS MA Y BE DANGEROUS. 



If your Winchester firearm should ever need repair or 
service, please utilize one of the world-wide network of 
U.S. Repeating Arms Company Authorized Repair 
Centers (ARC) for Winchester firearms. A list of ARCs is 
packaged with your new gun. If you have any questions 
about how to obtain service, or to obtain a new list of 
ARCs, call us at: 

1-203-789-5000 



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Questions 

If you have other questions about Winchester rifles and 
shotguns, call or write our Customer Service Department: 

Customer Service 

U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc. 
275 Winchester Avenue 
Morgan, Utah 84050-9333 
Phone: 1-800-945-5237 

WINCHESTER-QUNS.COM 

U.S. Repeating Arms Company offers an information 
resource for you on the world wide web. 

• List of authorized repair centers. 

• Customer service information. 

• Answers to many technical and historical questions. 

• Links to helpful sites. 

Go to: www.winchester-guns.com 



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RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS 

U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc. 

344 Winchester Avenue 

New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A. 06511-1970 

Administrative Offices: 

275 Winchester Avenue, Morgan, Utah 84050-9333 



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